The Road to Cana
On Sale: March 4, 2008
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Anne Rice’s second book in her hugely ambitious and
courageous life of Christ begins during his last winter
before his baptism in the Jordan and concludes with the
miracle at Cana.
It is a novel in which we see Jesus—he is called Yeshua bar
Joseph—during a winter of no rain, endless dust, and talk of
trouble in Judea.
Legends of a Virgin birth have long surrounded Yeshua, yet
for decades he has lived as one among many who come to the
synagogue on the Sabbath. All who know and love him find
themselves waiting for some sign of the path he will
And at last we see him emerge from his baptism to confront
his destiny—and the Devil. We see what happens when he takes
the water of six great limestone jars, transforms it into
cool red wine, is recognized as the anointed one, and urged
to call all Israel to take up arms against Rome and follow
him as the prophets have foretold.
As with Out of Egypt, the opening novel, The Road to Cana is
based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament
scholarship. The book’s power derives from the profound
feeling its author brings to the writing and the way in
which she summons up the presence of Jesus.
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